Welders Pique Career Interest for Daughters, Sons
Forty young men and women, potential Penn College students all, participated in Thursday’s 23rd annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” This year’s national theme was “Sparking ‘Aha!’ Moments,” and what better venue for cultivating a sense of working-world wonderment than the college’s welding labs? Four faculty members – Jacob B. Holland, Matt W. Nolan, Michael K. Patterson and Timothy S. Turnbach – and students in the Avco Lycoming Metal Trades Center led visitors in career-focused activities through demonstrations of various welding processes. The daylong event (financially supported by the President’s Office and organized with the help of David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies) also included a campus tour with Student Ambassadors, lunch in Dauphin Hall and afternoon job-shadowing with parents and other adult mentors. Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost, welcomed the group; others assisting in the day were Dining Services, Information Technology Services, and the Admissions, Professional Development, and Public Relations & Marketing offices.
Photos by Tina R. Strayer, on-boarding/professional development manager
Last updated April 29, 2016 | Posted in Events, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Welding | Leave a comment
Drone (Quadcopter) Technology Course Scheduled at Penn College
Summertime means ballgames, picnics, nature and … drones.
Are you aware of the latest Federal Aviation Administration regulations involving drones? Do you need quadcopter control lessons? Are you interested in meeting other drone enthusiasts?
Just in time for the summer months, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a Drone Quadcopter Technology course beginning in June.
Last updated April 29, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Cake Decorator Fashions Familiar Face
Award-winning cake designer Irene Maston, named one of Brides magazine’s Top 100 Cake Designers, visited campus Thursday to provide a cake-sculpting demonstration in the Madigan Library. During her well-attended talk, she transformed a stack of triple-chocolate layer cakes to a likeness of the college’s Wildcat mascot. Maston owns Irene’s Cakes by Designs in Ludlow, Vermont, where recent Penn College baking and pastry arts graduate Kristina M. Williams is an intern. Student Keegan D. Sonney, of Erie, will serve an internship with Maston this summer. After her demonstration, Maston remained on campus to help judge Friday’s Culinary and Pastry Experience. In addition to Irene’s Cakes by Design, Maston and her husband own The Andrie Rosen Inn.
Last updated April 29, 2016 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
First- and third-graders at St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s elementary campus got an Arbor Day visit from a Penn College horticulture instructor on Friday, along with a take-home project to nurture. Carl J. Bower Jr. (who also provided the photos) gave a presentation on the importance of trees and handed out Norway spruce seedlings to pupils and their teachers. The seedlings came from the tree farm of Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, who donated them for the observance.
Last updated April 29, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Board OKs Loan Consolidation, Easement for Sewer Project
The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors on Thursday authorized the consolidation of two existing loans for the Community Arts Center and approved an easement through the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center property for a regional sewer project.
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Popular Plant Sale Returns to ESC on Monday
The annual bedding-plant sale begins Monday at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center greenhouse. Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Wednesday hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Saturday and Sunday.) Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and supplies are limited. There will be no early sales or holds, and everything is cash-and-carry.
Photos by Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Attains ‘Tree Campus USA’ Recognition
Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored with “Tree Campus USA” recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging employees and students in conservation goals.
“This collaborative effort from the forestry, horticulture and General Services departments highlights the college’s commitment to the environment and maintaining a beautiful campus,” said Brett A. Reasner, dean of transportation and natural resources technologies.
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Forestry, General Information, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Students Pitch In, Pick Up for Earth Day
In observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Green Building Council Students of Penn College collected trash and debris last Friday on the Williamsport side of the Susquehanna Riverwalk, extending from the Hepburn Street Pump Station east to the Market Street Bridge. The 18 students filled up 20 bags of trash, and John O. Markley, secretary of the Veterans Memorial Park Commission (who was aware of the group’s project), stopped to share his appreciation. “We could visually see the difference in our cleanup efforts,” said Timothy S. Shook, of Bangor, president of the USGBC Students of Penn College. “Looking back and seeing the change we made in just a few hours was very gratifying.” The USGBC students coordinated the logistics for the day, and the American Institute of Architecture Students at Penn College supported the endeavor by supplying gloves, bags and water for the volunteers. “The students that participated enjoyed this event,” added Peter L. Gauthier, of Newville, club vice president. “Unfortunately, public spaces create opportunities for trash. We enjoyed the opportunity to dedicate our efforts at promoting healthy and sustainable environments.” True to the day’s environmental focus, the students either walked or carpooled to the worksite.
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Construction & Design Technologies | Leave a comment
Session Tackles Ins/Outs of Intellectual Property Law
One of the attorneys overseeing Penn College’s trademark/copyright issues presented a professional development session this past week that offered a glimpse into the permitted use of protected material for educational purposes. Held in Penn’s Inn and open to employees and students – particularly those in paralegal/legal assistant majors – “Stay Legal: Third-Party Content in the Classroom” featured Austin P. White, of the McCormick Law Firm. The session was organized by The Copyright and Fair Use Advisory Committee, Madigan Library and the college’s Professional Development Office.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, Students | Leave a comment
‘Design: 2016’ Showcases Graphic Design Student Portfolios
Fourteen graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will exhibit their work as part of “Design: 2016,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.
A public reception for the exhibit’s opening will be held Friday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the gallery, located on the third floor of the Madigan Library. The design work will be on display through May 13.
Last updated April 27, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Events, Gallery, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | One Comment
Caterpillar Students Awarded National Tool Scholarships
Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students have received $1,000 national scholarships to help them purchase tools for their emerging careers in heavy construction equipment technology.
Ronald A. Kepple, of Russell, and Alexander C. Rozon, of Cochranville, were awarded the funds through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the AED Foundation, an affiliate of Associated Equipment Distributors.
Last updated April 27, 2016 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, Heavy Equipment, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Living-Learning Community Attends Carlisle Car Show
Members of Penn College’s Automotive Living-Learning Community attended Saturday’s Carlisle Spring Car Show. “Everyone is glad to be back on campus after a long day in traffic and walking around looking at cars and car parts,” said Eric D. Pruden, automotive instructor and LLC faculty liaison. “The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the event.” From left are Eric M. Santiago, of Vineland, New Jersey; Mark J. Dumais, of Fort Johnson, New York; Brittany A. Frey, of Forksville; Daniel W. DeShong, of Cochranville; Jonathan L. Zechman, of Lebanon; Genevieve M. Kelly, of Beverly, Massachusetts; and James T. Wade, of Lafayette Hill.
Photo by Eric D. Pruden
Last updated April 27, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, Collision Repair & Restoration, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Cooking Low and Slow in Billtown
From the Spring 2016 One College Avenue magazine: A calm demeanor and appreciation for life are part of the recipe at a culinary arts alumnus’s popular restaurant in downtown Williamsport. Bonus: Get the recipe for Acme Barbecue’s “Baked Pit Beans.” Read “Cooking Low and Slow in Billtown.”
Last updated April 26, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature | Leave a comment
WDCE Offering Four-Session Series for Front-Line Supervisors
Four classes comprise the Front Line Supervisor Spring Series being offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology beginning in May.
Last updated April 26, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment